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The Resource Opera for the people

Opera for the people

Label
Opera for the people
Title
Opera for the people
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Opera for the People was first published in 1951. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Everyone who enjoys opera will enjoy this book, and many who think they don't like opera will be delighted to discover how they can enjoy it. As Herbert Graf points out, opera in America today is not all it could be, and he shows how opera can be developed into something more vitala real force in the musical life of communities. As the long-time stage director of the Metropolitan Opera community, Dr. Graf is a foremost authority on opera production. From his wealth of practical experience, from his careful study of what others have done, and from his creative yet realistic thinking come his challenging proposals for a new kind of opera in Americaopera for everyone. The elements of opera productionthe libretto, the music, the language, the sponsorship, the staging, the buildingare discussed. American opera as it is performed on Broadway, in community civic companies, in school workshops, in motion pictures, and in television is surveyed. In conclusion, Dr. Graf draws his exciting blueprint for the opera of the future. Illustrative anecdotes provide sidelights on many gamed musical personalitiesBruno Walter, Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Lawrence Tibbett, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Gian Carlo Menotti, to name a few. Stories of many of the newer operashow they came to be written and what they are aboutare related. Music lovers who yearn for a "new deal" in opera, civic leaders anxious to develop opera in their own communities, and schools and colleges offering opera training will find this book a stimulating guide
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graf, Herbert
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • DRAMA
  • Opera
  • United States
  • Inszenierung
  • Oper
  • Opéra
  • Opéra
  • Music
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Music History & Criticism, Vocal
Label
Opera for the people
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 271-275)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn614907540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452936666
Lccn
51013790
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780816659852
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbhm7n
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614907540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Opera for the people
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 271-275)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn614907540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452936666
Lccn
51013790
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780816659852
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbhm7n
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614907540
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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